Court Mann: On Freddie Mercury’s proud awkwardness, and the joys of being seen

He had swagger for days, but lots of awkwardness too. Thank goodness for that

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  • Bix Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 7, 2018 10:05 p.m.

    It must be said: Overshadowed by the song Bohemian Rhapsody and other commercial, popular hits is the music that got Queen started: the first two albums Queen and Queen II. Like the first two albums of The Cars, they rock in a way none of their other music ever achieved - it's amazing and shameful how overlooked they are, given how they were such solid, rockin' records!

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Nov. 7, 2018 9:26 p.m.

    You don't know what you've heard.

    He does not "struggle on the word 'fighting,' nor is the note "glaringly flat".

    The first time he simply switches to falsetto voice, but his pitch is fine. After that, no falsetto, but his sliding into and out of the note is consistent with the style of the rest of the song.

    As such, your analysis seems to be trying too hard to be insightful, and failing.

  • Dart Thrower Ogden, UT
    Nov. 7, 2018 2:00 p.m.

    We are all God's children, unique and worthy of love in many different ways. This is what should bind us all together.

  • Monte75 Washington, IL
    Nov. 7, 2018 1:45 p.m.

    Mr. Mann:
    Thank you for the excellent article and observations. I appreciate your thoughtful perspective.

    Also, thank you for the recommendation of the podcast.

    Great stuff.